Houseplants offer those interested in gardening an opportunity to test their adeptness and learn how to care for plants. Many indoor plants can grow in low sunlight and moderate temperatures, making them easy to care for all year round. If you’re a beginner, consider harvesting a green thumb with these low-maintenance houseplants.
3 Plants Ideal for Indoor Gardening
1. Jade Plant
Succulents are favorable plants for beginners because while they do require work, they’re very easy to maintain. Jade plants are succulents that need a lot of exposure to sunlight and a specific amount of watering, and they grow thick, green, glossy leaves when well cared for. The most difficult task is watering them. Their roots can rot with too much water, but too little can cause the leaves to fall off. Let the soil dry completely before adding more water to avoid these problems.
2. Rubber Plant
Also known as ficus elastica, rubber plants require the right balance of light and shade and different fertilizers throughout their lifespans. They are excellent choices because they can be grown as medium-sized houseplants or indoor trees. The size of its pot will determine its growth. It will also need watering more often during the summer than other seasons, as the hot air can cause them to dry out quicker.
3. Snake Plant
Snake plants—also known as mother-in-law’s tongues—have long, sharp leaves that are easy to maintain. These plants require low sunlight and infrequent watering. To start, they just need to be propagated by placing cuttings in free-draining soil. Depending on the humidity, they only need about one or two waterings throughout the winter.
If you need gardening supplies to start growing houseplants, Garden Exchange in Hilo, HI, can provide them. For more than 50 years, this garden store has offered a wide selection of plants, flowers, fertilizers, gardening tools, lawn equipment, and composting supplies. Call (808) 961-2875 or visit their website to learn more about their inventory today.